Forget Gun Control, Here’s What Obama Really Wants
We’ve said all along that Obama hates having an empowered citizen (armed) and has been doing everything he can to dissuade, deter and destroy honest, law-abiding Americans from possessing firearms. Now he has upped the ante and citing other countries draconian – and anti-constitutional – laws to virtually eliminate gun ownership in the US. According to Breitbart:
In the mid-1990s Australia and Great Britain both instituted what were virtually complete bans on firearm possession.
Obama referenced the bans thus:
We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it.
And Obama is not the only one who suggested taking a gun-free approach to American life. The anti-Second Amendment message was also pushed by Slate, Vox, and Dan Savage.
For example, on October 1 Slate ran a story reminding readers that Australia enacted their gun ban in response to an attack on April 28, 1996, wherein a gunman “opened fire on tourists in a seaside resort in Port Arthur, Tasmania.”
Thirty-five were killed and 23 others wounded in the attack. Twelve days later Australia’s government banned guns, period.
On October 2 Vox explained that Australia “confiscated 650,000 guns” via a “mandatory gun buyback” program which forced gun owners to hand their firearms over for destruction.
Vox claims the result was that “murders and suicides plummeted’ and suggested such a path might be an option for America following “the murder of at least 10 people at Umpqua Community College.”
What these views fail to mention are the studies and reports that demonstrate guns saves lives. You may remember a few years, a brief effort by some stores putting “Gun Free Zone” on their windows to appeal to the “Politically Correct” movement. These stores very quickly saw a rash of burglaries, and quickly removed their signs.
And let’s look at simple common sense. We don’t see mass shootings at banks, everyone knows if you pull a gun in a bank, you’re likely to have a few pointing back at you just as quickly. However, schools are disgustingly “gun free zones” and easy pickens for deranged perpetrators.
What do you think? Should the US follow the lead of the UK and Australia? Or do you like the 2nd Amendment?